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Group Risk Development (GRiD) has been commended by Lord Hunt of Wirral in a House of Lords debate yesterday* on the economic lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Press release 5 June 2020.

Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development, comments: “We’re really pleased that GRiD has been directly recognised as having an important part to play in the longer-term challenges facing employers in the recovery from the pandemic. This is about much more than the physical adaptations employers will need to make to places of work to ensure employees can return safely, it’s also about the changes they will need to make to improve ways of managing sickness and absence, and this is something the group risk industry is very experienced in. We have been supporting employers of all sizes for decades, helping them to look after their staff and get them back to work.

“We’re keen to work together with government to help deliver a true cultural shift among employers at this difficult time – empowering them to focus on their workforce’s health and wellbeing and thus delivering benefits for workers, businesses, government and society.

“The debate very much focussed on building the foundations for both a stronger economy and stronger society and, as an industry, we’re ready to help with that challenge.”

*   (13:46:47 to 13:48:50)

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For further information please contact:

Sharon Mason 
SMUK Marketing and PR 
Mob: 07747 611773
Land: 01252 843350

Katharine Moxham
Spokesperson for GRiD
Mob: 07887 512508

Notes for editors

About GRiD

Group Risk Development (GRiD) is the industry body for the group risk protection sector, promoting the value to UK businesses of providing financial protection for their staff, enhancing their wellbeing and improving employee engagement. Our membership includes insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries who have a collective wealth of experience built over years of operating in the group risk protection market. Under the chairmanship of Steve Bridger (MD Group Protection, Corporate, Aviva UK Insurance) GRiD aims to promote group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers.

GRiD works with government departments and regulators involved in legislation and regulation affecting group risk benefits, and with other organisations involved in the benefits and financial protection arenas. GRiD also seeks to enhance the industry's standing by encouraging best practice and by participating in industry-wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.

GRiD’s media activity aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk products and their benefits for employers and employees.

GRiD's dedicated spokesperson, Katharine Moxham, provides expert media comment on a full range of group risk issues.

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